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Fonds AM13 - Nelsons Laundries fonds

Portrait of Mr. Arthur B. Christopher Mr. Arthur B. Christopher with two other people Portrait of Mr. Arthur B. Christopher Nelson's Launderers & Dry Cleaners neon sign at 8th Avenue and Cambie Street Nelson's Launderers & Dry Cleaners neon sign at 8th Avenue and Cambie Street Nelson's Launderers & Dry Cleaners neon sign at 8th Avenue and Cambie Street Nelson's Launderers & Dry Cleaners neon sign at 8th Avenue and Cambie Street Nelson's Launderers & Dry Cleaners delivery man and delivery truck Nelson's Launderers & Dry Cleaners delivery man and delivery truck Nelson's Launderers & Dry Cleaners delivery truck Nelson's Launderers & Dry Cleaners delivery truck Nelson's Launderers front counter staff Nelson's Launderers front counter staff Nelson's staff person demonstrating shirt pressing on a Fantom-Fast machine Nelson's staff person demonstrating shirt pressing on a Fantom-Fast machine Nelson's Laundry staff pressing shirts on Fantom Fast machines Nelson's Laundry staff member writing on the schedule board for the Spotting Department Nelson's Laundry staff person beside rack of packaged garments Nelson's Laundry staff person in sewing repair section Nelson's Laundry staff person beside rack of packaged garments Nelson's Laundry staff wrapping garments Group of men on a tour of the Nelson's Laundry plant Group of men watching a demonstration of rug carpet cleaning with the Mirza washing machine at Ne... Nelson's Laundry under construction at 3505 Kingsway Nelson's Laundry under construction at 3505 Kingsway Nelson's Laundry under construction at 3505 Kingsway Nelson's Laundry at 3505 Kingsway Nelson's Laundry at 3505 Kingsway View of the Uptown Cleaners Laundry View of the Uptown Cleaners Laundry View of the Uptown Cleaners Laundry Group portrait of New Method Laundries Limited staff

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Nelsons Laundries fonds

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AM13

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  • 1959, 1963-1975 (Creation)
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    Nelsons Laundries Limited

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0.18 m of textual records

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Nelsons Laundries was founded in 1928 by Nels Nelson and was acquired by A.B. Christopher in 1939. In 1958 it became the largest laundry and linen supply service in B.C. with the purchase of Pioneer Laundry (founded in 1890).

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The fonds includes minutes of NELCO (Nelsons Lower Mainland Consultative Committee, a labour relations organization), some union and personnel records, advertising brochures, annual reports and other administrative records.

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Donated by David Davies, who worked in various positions at Nelsons Laundries from 1963 to 1976.

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